Kathy Eldon has worked as a teacher, journalist, author and film and television producer in England, Kenya and the United States. In 1990, Kathy founded Creative Visions Productions to produce entertaining, impact media. Kathy has exec-produced eight award-winning films, including a three-part PBS series, Global Tribe, about grassroots social entrepreneurs, an Oprah Winfrey Network Special, Extraordinary Moms, featuring Hilary Clinton, Julia Roberts, Christiane Amanpour, and a CNN special, Soldiers of Peace, a Children’s Crusade. Together with Kweku Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, Kathy produced The Journey is the Destination, a feature film (now on Netflix), based on the life of her son, Dan, a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Somalia while working for Reuters News Agency.
Kathy is the founder of Creative Visions, a non-profit recognized as a UN NGO (non-governmental organization that has impacted more than 100 million people. Since 2004, Creative Visions has supported more than 400 projects and productions globally by creative activists who use the power of media and the arts to trigger awareness of critical issues and catalyze positive change. Kathy is the author of 17 books, including Hope Rising, A Musing, published in 2021, and her memoir, In the Heart of Life, published by HarperOne. A popular speaker, Kathy has been featured on countless television and radio programs globally, including several appearances on Oprah. Kathy lives in Malibu with her husband, Michael Bedner, a few steps away from the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism, a vibrant hub for individuals who want to help change the world for the better.